Rahul Dravid, who is known to coach the Indian team on the Sri Lanka tour, has said that he will talk to the team management in England about their needs in the next few weeks. Dravid said, ‘I didn’t bother Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri during the World Test Championship, but I will talk to them in the next few weeks and see what they are thinking.’
The 48-year-old former batsman said the main objective of the team is to win the series and hope that in the process, the team can offer some options for the T20 World Cup. Dravid said, “There are many people in the team who are trying to make it to the team for the T20 World Cup, but I think at the moment the main objective of the team is to win the series.”
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“Our aim is to win the series, but I hope with some good performances we can open doors for the selectors,” he said. The former captain of the Indian team said that the Sri Lanka tour is very important not only for Prithvi Shaw but also for other players like Devdutt Padikkal and Rituraj Gaekwad.
Dravid said, ‘This series is important for other people apart from Prithvi. There are many young players like Padikkal and Gaekwad who are involved in this tour. They are all looking forward to do well. Whether to take them for the T20 World Cup or not is for the selectors and the team management to decide, but if you perform well against the international team, the selectors will look into it. In view of this fact, this visit is very important.